Project Director Child Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) Project
The Early Child Marriage Project is an innovative and dynamic three-year project that seeks to ensure that adolescent girls are able to decide their own future and fulfil their equal human rights, including decisions on marriage, in Sierra Leone. The Project Director will provide overall leadership and direction of the project in Sierra Leone, ensuring high quality delivery, efficient and maximal use of resources, and new learning, in order to inform Save the Children’s programming in adolescent girls’ empowerment within a comprehensive ecological approach (individual, family, community, service provider, government). The Project Director is accountable for the overall leadership of the project, including effective financial, operational, and human resources management, technical approaches, monitoring, and learning. S/he reports to the Director of Programme Operations, and works in close collaboration with all other departments and programmes in Sierra Leone, in both Western Area Rural and Kailahun Districts.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Postgraduate degree/ postgraduate diploma in development studies, other social sciences or related field of study.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
At least 5 years of relevant programming experience, with 5 of these in management roles: gender equality-related programming, adolescent sexual reproductive health, gender-based violence, youth-focused programm Proven experience in all aspects of programme management, including design, planning, implementation, and monitoring/evaluation.
Proven experience with financial management; management of programme grants and budgets of over 1-2 million USD is an advantage.
Experience in integrating gender, diversity and other power related issues into program activities
Experience in managing programme teams, including coordinators, across multiple geographic sites, including staff development, coaching, and performance management.
Experience in monitoring and evaluation, use of qualitative and quantitative data to analyse progress in programmes, and the use of logical or results frameworks, theories of change, etc.
Substantial experience and skills in establishing and maintaining external relations with government, community stakeholders and civil society.
Fluency in written and spoken English; excellent documentation and report-writing skills.
Proficiency in computer e.g. MS Word, MS Power Point and Excel.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
Experience in working with local/national civil society partners, managing partner contracts and relationships, ensuring mutual and institutional capacity building, joint monitoring, etc.
Child participation: experience in implementing programmes or activities directly with/for children.
Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically.
Willing to commit to Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
Experience in more than one country is an advantage.
Experience in urban programming using inclusive, gender equitable and participatory approaches
Ability to be self-sufficient and resourceful, proactive in identifying and addressing challenges, yet consulting and asking for assistance as needed/relevant.
Ability and willingness to travel to project communities and stay in basic conditions.
ing, community development, livelihoods, and/or related programming.
Previous experience in the Sierra Leone or West African context.
Contract length: 24 months
Location : Kailahun with frequent visits to Freetown
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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24 Mar 2020 – 23:59 UTC
Freetown, Sierra Leone